Sen. Cruz Takes Gavel of Constitution Subcommittee, Continues Leading Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness
Maintains seats on Commerce, Judiciary, Armed Services, Rules and Joint Economic committees for 115th Congress
January 24, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has assumed a new leadership position as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on The Constitution, and will continue to lead the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness during the 115th Congress, whose first session kicked off this month. Sen. Cruz will also continue to serve on the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Senate Rules Committee, and the Joint Economic Committee.
“For my entire life, I have revered the United States Constitution,” said Sen. Cruz. “It’s creation was truly a moment of genius. For, as Thomas Jefferson once observed, it provides the necessary ‘chains’ to bind the ‘mischief’ of government. I am honored to be trusted with the task of leading Senate oversight of constitutional issues. As the chairman of the Subcommittee on The Constitution during the 115th Congress, I pledge to work as hard as I can to ensure that our government remains faithful to the Constitution’s guarantees of federalism, separation of powers, and individual liberty for American citizens.”
Cruz continued, “I look forward to continuing the progress we have made on the Space, Science, and Competitiveness subcommittee in advancing a bipartisan NASA reauthorization bill that will provide NASA with the stability it needs and ensure that America remains a leader in space exploration in the 21st century. And I also look forward to continuing to work with the Senate Armed Services Committee to strengthen our national defense, and provide our service men and women with the resources they need to defend our nation. Our work on both of these committees will foster economic growth and job creation for the state of Texas, and strengthen our state’s role in supporting the missions of NASA and our military.”